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BCA Group plans job creation following LEP investment
30th October 2018

BCA Group plans job creation following LEP investment

Caravan industry wiring systems and electrical components manufacturer, BCA Group, has outlined plans for further growth after completing a £2.7m e...

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Privacy policy

This website is operated and controlled by West Yorkshire Combined Authority. Metro, MCard, GenerationM, CityConnect and Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) are all brands of WYCA which remains the data controller and the responsible statutory body in relation to these brands.

The Combined Authority processes all data fairly and lawfully in line with the Data Protection Act 2018 and and the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

Data Collection

The personal information we collect is that which data subjects provide to the organisation via direct engagement. This includes, but is not limited to information provided via:

  • consultation responses
  • complaints and feedback
  • survey responses
  • applications for travel passes
  • job applications and employee information
  • applications for employment and skills related programmes.

We also collect information via CCTV. CCTV is used for maintaining the security of property and premises and for preventing and investigating crime, it may also be used to monitor staff when carrying out work duties. For these reasons the information processed may include visual images, personal appearance and behaviours. This information may be about employees, customers and clients, offenders and suspected offenders, members of the public and those inside, entering or in the immediate vicinity of the area under surveillance. In addition, there may instances where our staff use body-worn video (BWV) technology in specific locations. Where BWV is used, this will be clearly sign-posted within the vicinity of the relevant area(s).

Data Processing

Personal information is processed for the following specified purposes:

  • processing your requests and delivering services you request from us
  • sending you information which you have requested
  • auditing the usage of our websites
  • monitoring the usage of our websites to enable the us to update and tailor our websites to meet the needs of users
  • sending marketing information only where a person has specifically consented to this
  • to comply with our legal obligations including fraud protection and crime prevention
  • performing our statutory functions in relation to transport planning, service improvement and economic regeneration of the region.

We may keep a record of those weblinks which are most regularly used, thus enabling us to provide the most helpful information to users on our websites. Such information is held anonymously and you will not be personally identifiable from this information.

Disclosure of your data

We will only disclose your information to third parties when:

  • there is a business need to do so as we may use third parties to process data on our behalf or run projects in conjunction with other organisations. Should we anticipate such activity we will inform you at the point we collect information from you or at the nearest possible opportunity
  • we are under a duty to do so in order to comply with a legal obligation or to protect the rights, property or safety of others; this includes, but is not limited to exchanging information with other organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and crime prevention.

Data Retention

We will retain your information in line with the period outlined at the time the data is collected and only for as long as it is necessary to do so.

In the event that we need to transfer personal information outside of the European Economic Area (EEA), we will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that the appropriate safeguards are in place and that your information is processed securely.

Any changes we make to this privacy statement will be posted on this page and where appropriate, will be notified to you by e-mail or post.

Your Rights

You have the right to request us to stop processing your data. Please note this may result in the withdrawal of particular services you have requested from us where the processing of your data is necessary for the delivery of said services. Opting out of marketing communications will not affect your entitlement to receive services from us.

You have the right to request the information we hold about you. You can use the contact details provided below to make a SAR.

Cookies policy

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.

What is a cookie?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie.

Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device.

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests. The cookies used on this website have been categorised based on the categories found in the ICC UK Cookie guide. A list of all the cookies used on this website by category is set out below, with a note as to whether we use them; and then some details of the actual cookies on the site, their purpose, and what to do if you do not consent to any specific cookies being used. Please note however that since we only use cookies where they will be of benefit, any failure to consent may limit your use of this site.

Category 1: Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies enable services you have specifically asked for.

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided.

WE DO USE THIS CATEGORY OF COOKIE ON OUR SITE

Category 2: Performance Cookies

These cookies collect anonymous information on the pages visited.

These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.

By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

WE DO USE THIS CATEGORY OF COOKIE ON OUR SITE

Category 3: Functionality Cookies

These cookies remember choices you make to improve your experience.

These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

WE DO USE THIS CATEGORY OF COOKIE ON OUR SITE

These are the cookies used on our site: 

Cookie name

Category

Purpose

More information

Session ID cookie

1

Standard ASP.NET cookie containing the user’s session ID.

Expires as soon as user navigates away

Google Translate

3

Storing the current languange to translate to

Expires as soon as the browsing session ends

Cookie Message

3

Storing the cookie policy message has been seen

Expires as soon as the browsing session ends

Cookie Level

1

Storing Cookie access of the user

Type: Culture Code, Expires: 2 Days

Preferred Culture cookie

3

Storing details of the users preferred CMS culture

Type: Culture Code, Expires: 2 Days

Google Analytics

2

Utilised by Google Analytics to track visitor’s data on the website.

http://code.google.com/apis/analytics/docs/concepts/gaConceptsCookies.html

URL Referrer Cookie

2

User URL referrer. Remembers the page the user last visited.

Type: Url String, Expires: 1 day

 You may be able block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon you visit our site.

If you do not consent to cookies being placed, you must notify us of the cookies to which you do not consent.

Except for essential cookies or where stated, all cookies will expire after twelve months.

Contact Details

If you wish to contact us about this privacy statement or to make a request, please use the following details:

West Yorkshire Combined Authority Wellington House
40-50 Wellington Street
Leeds
LS1 2DE
E-Mail: Rebecca.BrookesDPO@westyorks-ca.gov.uk 
Tel: 0113 251 7272

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